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New Article – The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Jurisprudence Of Shira Scheindlin

Shira A. Scheindlin - Judge, Southern District of New York


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is a top priority federal statute of significant importance to all businesses and individuals engaged in international commerce. Yet, despite its significance, few FCPA enforcement actions are subjected to judicial scrutiny and most federal court judges go their entire career without an FCPA case being placed on their docket.

However, Shira Scheindlin (who recently retired from being a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) was an exception and during her time on the bench she refereed more disputed FCPA issues than any other federal judge in the FCPA’s 40+ year history.

My article “The Foreign Corrupt Practice Act Jurisprudence of Shira Scheindlin” recently published in the Syracuse Law Review (click here to download) analyzes the legal decisions of the FCPA’s most prominent jurist.

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New Article – Has The FCPA Been Successful In Achieving Its Objectives?


Law review publishing is seldom speedy.

Thus, even though the 40th anniversary of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act occurred a while back, I am pleased to share that my new article titled “Has the FCPA Been Successful in Achieving Its Objectives” was recently published by the Illinois Law Review.

The article can be downloaded here and the abstract is set forth below. Do read the article and answer the question for yourself.

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Book Review: From Baksheesh To Bribery


T. Markus Funk (Perkins Coie) and Andrew Boutros (Seyfarth Shaw) have edited an informative book titled “From Baksheesh to Bribery” recently published by Oxford University Press.

The first part of the book contains “Geographic Chapters” concerning the bribery and corruption laws in approximately 20 countries including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Russia and the United Kingdom.

The second part of the book contains “Subject-Specific Chapters” on topics ranging from an internal investigations, third-party due diligence, data privacy and security issues, corporate monitors and voluntary disclosures.

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New Article – Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement And Related Developments


Each January, this website publishes numerous year in review posts (see here).

In addition, for the 10th year in a row I authored a more comprehensive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act year in review / recent developments article that is published by a law review or journal.

The 2018 version (forthcoming in the Mississippi Law Journal) can be downloaded here.

Below is the abstract.

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